Tag Archives: Eastern League

Batting Last, Jim Watson: Whopper Watch

This is grim. How much did Mayor Jim Watson know about bringing Double-A baseball to Ottawa? Very, very little. Case in point. Watson in an interview with the Citizen’s Joanne Chianello said that Triple-A baseball was too rich for Ottawa’s … Continue reading

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Jim Watson’s Baseball Top 10 List

Here are the Top 10 things Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson said about his rather botched baseball file. No word on what he said about the casino or bridge files. His Worship speaks below: 1. Just like our new Can-Am League … Continue reading

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Does Ottawa Still Have A Baseball Deal?

Bulldog Ottawa is just throwing this out there, but consider it. If the Can-Am League, which the city has an agreement with for a franchise in 2015, is now operating as a division of the independent American Association because it … Continue reading

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Can-Am Team Folds; League Joins American Association

The Can-Am division of the American Association has only four teams left. — The Newark Bears are no more and the Can-Am Mortgage and Loan League has joined the American Association as a division of its western cousin for the … Continue reading

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How Baseball Pays For Arts Court

Real baseball at Ottawa Stadium. What a concept. — When the bidding for baseball finished, two surprises occurred. First,┬áthe candidate Mandalay Baseball that wanted an ambitious program for Double-A level ball was surprised it lost having been in negotiations with … Continue reading

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Save Ottawa Stadium

A Bulldog Ottawa reader stresses the importance of keeping Ottawa Stadium for baseball in this email to the news site: Ken: We spent a recent Sunday at The Ottawa Stadium as my 13-year-old son played a baseball doubleheader against a … Continue reading

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Watson’s Baseball Economics

Here is Mayor Jim Watson on why he opted for Can-Am League baseball instead of the Double-A brand Eastern League that the city had tried to land for years. It’s a case of odd priorities. Watson massively overspends on light … Continue reading

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Baseball Strikes Out: Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA’s Rob Snow and Bulldog Ottawa’s Ken Gray discuss the fiasco that is the city’s baseball leasing decision at Ottawa Stadium. To listen to the Afternoon Edition broadcast on CFRA, click on the podcast player below:

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A Little Baseball Problem: Whopper Watch

“We’ve had some instability,” says Can-Am League Commissioner Miles Wolff. No kidding. The league was so surprised to be picked by city staff to operate out of Ottawa Stadium that the Ottawa Watsonators don’t even have an owner. Maybe Mayor … Continue reading

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The Secret Plan For Ottawa Stadium

As kept coming up during the negotiations for baseball, the wish of staff is to carve up the Ottawa Stadium site for development.

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Why Is City Denying Councillor Baseball Bid?

OK, so Bulldog Ottawa called last week to see the Mandalay Baseball bid submitted to the City of Ottawa to lease Ottawa Stadium for a Double-A Eastern League franchise. So too did another city media organization and it was told … Continue reading

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Get Out Of Dodge, Baseball Fans

Here’s what Mayor Jim Watson and his city staff are implicitly telling people in Ottawa who are even remotely interested in baseball:

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